Duarte-Herrera: Nevada Officials Capture Las Vegas Convict Killer After Prison Escape

On Wednesday, Las Vegas police apprehended a convicted bomb maker who had escaped from a Nevada prison last week.

Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, 42, was arrested without incident by Las Vegas police on Wednesday night. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said on Twitter that patrol officers discovered him near Eastern Avenue and Owen Avenue.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said that Duarte-Herrera escaped from the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs last Friday night. Officials were unaware of his escape until he was found missing from a Tuesday morning headcount at the medium-security prison.


Duarte-Herrera, a Nicaraguan immigrant, is serving a life sentence for building and planting a pipe bomb in the parking garage of the Luxor Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in 2007.

Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio, 27, was killed in the attack while seeing Duarte-ex-girlfriend. Herrera’s On top of his car, the unwitting victim had picked up a motion-activated explosive disguised as a coffee cup.

After being found guilty of the killing in 2010, Duarte-Herrera was given a life sentence for murder with the use of deadly weapons. He was later found guilty of a Halloween bombing that destroyed a pickup truck outside of a Home Depot in 2006.